Dr. William Wood Promoted to Associate Professor of Old Testament

Dr. Will Wood
Dr. Will Wood

MARIETTA, Ga. — Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. William Wood from Assistant Professor of Old Testament to Associate Professor of Old Testament, effective June 1, 2023.

Dr. Wood joined the RTS Atlanta faculty in 2019 and teaches a variety of courses in Old Testament and biblical languages. He earned a B.A. in history at West Texas A&M University before attending Westminster Theological Seminary, where he completed an MDiv and a Ph.D. in hermeneutics and biblical interpretation with an emphasis in Old Testament.

“Will Wood has made an immediate impact on our campus,” said Dr. Guy Richard, RTS Atlanta President. “He has established an incredibly high standard in the classroom, one- on-one with students, and in his published writing. Will has earned this promotion, and I am extremely excited to see him recognized in this way. The Atlanta campus would not be what it is without his presence.”

Dr. Richard Belcher, RTS Atlanta’s Academic Dean, also commended Dr. Wood: “Will Wood’s promotion to Associate Professor of Old Testament is well-deserved. He is devoted to teaching the students, combines scholarship with practical ministry, and is committed to the church. He is a vital part of the Atlanta faculty.”

Dr. Wood’s doctoral research focused on the use of the Old Testament in the book of Zephaniah. He is the author of a forthcoming book on the regulative principle of worship as well as several chapters in books coming out this year and next year. His other research interests include Hebrew poetry, Old Testament prophecy, and redemptive historical hermeneutics.

In addition to his work at RTS, Dr. Wood is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and serves at Christ Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Ga. in a part-time capacity.